Tuesday, February 17, 2015

African Tribal Masks

7th graders are continuing on with their African unit in both art and Geography. First, we created Safari Silhouettes, and this week we created African Tribal Masks. To make the masks, they had to choose 2 colors of  contrasting construction paper, and cut the lighter color in half. They cut out shapes for the eyes, nose, mouth, tribal style details and the shape of the face. Every teeny-tiny piece of paper that got cut out had to be guarded and saved (and not accidentally cut into). Then, they glued the cut-outs onto the darker colored paper. This was definitely a test to their cutting skills and patience, but the masks turned out unique and exotic.

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